Eat With Your Eyes

There’s nothing like the hard work of strolling through an art museum to work up the appetite. Fortunately, the folks at the Boca Raton Museum of Art (501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton) know this well. It is why for seven years now they’ve hosted a September food and booze night in the Museum Sculpture Garden (the sculptures are now quite well fed). The Fiesta de Tapas, aside from being a wonderful excuse to serve a host of Latin-inspired small plates, coincides this year with the BRMOA’s two newest exhibits, “Visiones” and “José Clemente Orozco: The Graphic Work.” “Visiones” is a collection of mid-20th century works from Latin America and the Caribbean, but its locus is the social and political ideas at play in its 37 pieces rather than any geographical identity. On the flip side, “Orozco” is the penultimate anthology of the great, Mexican muralist, gathering each of his 47 professional works spanning the 1920s and ΄30s. One might question whether Orozco, an outspoken critic of Spanish colonialism, would appreciate the serving of tapas at an exhibition of his paintings. Hopefully, he was also of the opinion that good food has no boundaries. Tonight’s 7 p.m. fiesta costs $35 for non-members, and includes two drinks courtesy of Bacardi; the exhibits are on view until December 7. Visit
Thu., Sept. 25, 7 p.m., 2008
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